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By Declan McCullagh

The FBI has drafted sweeping legislation that would require Internet service providers to create wiretapping hubs for police surveillance and force makers of networking gear to build in backdoors for eavesdropping, CNET News.com has learned.

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NY Times

In a sharply worded letter to President Bush, an important Congressional ally charged that the administration violated the law by failing to inform Congress of some secret intelligence programs and risked losing Republican support on national securit

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AP

Money transfer agencies have delayed or blocked thousands of cash deliveries on suspicion of terrorist connections simply because senders or recipients have names like Mohammed or Ahmed, company officials said.

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AF Office of Scientific Research Public Affairs

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research recently began funding a new research area that includes a study of blogs. Blog research may provide information analysts and warfighters with invaluable help in fighting the war on terrorism. Dr. Brian

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DesMoines Register

An Ottumwa rock musician whose protest against the city led to charges of flag desecration has challenged the 106-year-old law in federal court. Scott Wayne Roe, 40, has a hearing Thursday in Wapello County court on the flag-desecration charge. He

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AP

A founding member of a hippie movement called the Rainbow Family suggested Saturday that it launch a federal lawsuit against a growing crackdown on their annual gatherings. Barry Adams, known in the Rainbow Family as Barry Plunker, told a council

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Bloomberg

The US NSA asked AT&T inc. to help it set up a domestic call monitoring site seven months before th Sept. 11, 20001 attacks, lawyers claimed June 23 in court papers filed in New York federal court. The allegation is part of a court filing adding AT&

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AP

Police in this western Massachusetts town say they have seized a digital camera with images of celebrity couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in Africa for an investigation by Los Angeles authorities. Accompanied by Secret Service officers, went to t

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Los Angeles Times

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office in charge of protecting California against terrorism has tracked demonstrations staged by political and antiwar groups, a practice that senior law enforcement officials say is an abuse of civil liberties.

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Independent

(Excellent article about Blair's grab for power) In the guise of fighting terroism and maintaining public order, Tony Blair's Government has quietly and systematically take power from Parliament and the British people. The author charts a 9-

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Democracy Now

Earlier this week, the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network released documents showing that the Pentagon conducted surveillance on a more extensive level than first reported late last year. De-classified documents show that the agency spied on

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Defense Tech

The problem with the American military today is that it doesn't have a giant, robotic airship, two-and-a-half times the size fof the Goodyear blimp, that can watch over an entire city at once. Thankfully, the Pentagon's way-out research arm

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AP

A federal appeals court on Friday declined to force the government to turn over information on the National Security Agency's wiretapping program to a man charged in a terrorism case. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in the case of

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Salon

A federal court in California released a previously sealed 40-page document on Thursday in the Electronic Frontier Foundation's lawsuit against AT&T, which bolster allegations that the telecommunications giant built secret rooms to allow the NSA

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